a complete listing of merchandise or stock on hand, work in progress, raw materials, finished goods on hand, etc., made each year by a business concern.
the objects or items represented on such a list, as a merchant's stock of goods.
the aggregate value of a stock of goods.
raw material from the time of its receipt at an industrial plant for manufacturing purposes to the time it is sold.
a detailed, often descriptive, list of articles, giving the code number, quantity, and value of each; catalog.
a formal list of movables, as of a merchant's stock of goods.
a formal list of the property of a person or estate.
a tally of one's personality traits, aptitudes, skills, etc., for use in counseling and guidance.
a catalog of natural resources, especially a count or estimate of wildlife and game in a particular area.
the act of making a catalog or detailed listing.
to make an inventory of; enter in an inventory; catalog.
to take stock of; evaluate: to inventory one's life and accomplishments.
to summarize: to inventory the progress in chemistry.
to keep an available supply of (merchandise); stock.
to have value as shown by an inventory: stock that inventories at two million dollars.
- in·ven·to·ri·a·ble, adjective
- in·ven·to·ri·al, adjective
- in·ven·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
- o·ver·in·ven·to·ried, adjective
- pre·in·ven·to·ry, noun, plural pre·in·ven·to·ries.
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How to use inventory in a sentence
To date — and with exceptions such as advertisers running CTV-only YouTube campaigns around tentpole events — advertisers largely do not treat YouTube’s CTV differently than its other inventory types for a few main reasons.How YouTube is working to focus advertisers’ attentions on its connected TV inventory | Tim Peterson | November 19, 2020 | Digiday
Additionally, without detailed audience data, the media companies are at a disadvantage when pitching inventory to advertisers that the platforms are also able to sell, but with more enhanced targeting options.‘We get nothing’: Media companies want more detailed audience, revenue breakdowns from free, ad-supported streaming TV platforms | Tim Peterson | November 18, 2020 | Digiday
Analyze your inventory and determine which products would fit in a gift guide for your business.Four digital marketing strategies to prepare for a wild holiday season | Owen Loft | November 13, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It’s unlikely that you’re searching for car prices and inventory for fun.
At least 10 SSPs have been approached so far by Diageo’s marketers, who the source said want a breakdown of the inventory each sells.‘More into less’: Diageo to consolidate ad tech spending | Seb Joseph | November 13, 2020 | Digiday
The wheel eventually wound up inventoried, “utterly devoid of its emotional significance” in a museum.
An inventory of a people only reveals that a people cannot be inventoried.
Humpy inventoried his belongings, but could think of nothing but a revolver that seemed a suitable gift for Shaver.A Reversible Santa Claus | Meredith Nicholson
In fact the plate of Aberdeen cathedral, as inventoried in the Register, is no great treasure.John Knox and the Reformation | Andrew Lang
Miss Gage was to have all personal belongings inventoried and packed to come with her and the body.Helen Grant's Schooldays | Amanda M. Douglas
While Martin inventoried the stores and Amos the coal-supply, the others towed the schooner alongside and moored her."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea | Morgan Robertson
Running his hands over his body, Ross inventoried what remained of his clothing and possessions.The Time Traders | Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for inventory
a detailed list of articles, goods, property, etc
(often plural) accounting, mainly US
the amount or value of a firm's current assets that consist of raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods; stock
such assets individually
(tr) to enter (items) in an inventory; make a list of
- inventoriable, adjective
- inventorial, adjective
- inventorially, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for inventory
An itemized list of a firm's goods that have not yet been sold.
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